The following are a list of questions most frequently asked of FHCA staff members regarding the Annual Conference & Trade Show. First time attendees may find this section especially helpful.
Where are the education sessions held?
All of the education sessions will take place in the Rose Shingle Hotel in Orlando. Click here for more information on the hotel.
Your Conference Program, which you will receive in your registration materials onsite, will include the room assignments for each seminar as well as a hotel diagram. Be sure to reference the Program for updated information.
How many Continuing Education Credits will I earn?
To maximize credits you will want to attend the educational sessions during all the time periods available, including the FHCA Membership Meetings. The maxium CEs you can recieve is 24.
Visit the Continuing Education Credits section of this website for more information on CEUs.
Do I need to register for each individual education session?
For the vast majority of the education sessions, no you do not. You can choose which sessions interest you onsite. You can attend as many or as few sessions as you wish. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so do expect that some sessions may fill up and close.
If you wish to attend the Leadership Pre-Session on Monday and the Preceptor Training on Friday, pre-registration is required and an additional fee due. You must indicate such on your registration form in the appropriate section. Onsite registration is available based on space.
How do I choose the sessions I want to attend?
Before arriving in Orlando, review your Registration Brochure or the session line-up on this website, and choose those that are of interest to you.
Is the Medical Errors course provided?
The Medical Errors course is not provided for 2017.
How do I make changes to my registration?
If you have already registered but would like to make changes/additions to your registration, please contact the FHCA registrar, Sarah Duff. You may also update your registration onsite beginning Monday, July 31.
How do I get a copy of the session handouts?
We do not provide paper copies of handouts onsite. Visit the Handouts section of this website beginning in June to access and download handouts prior to the Conference.
Can spouses/guests attend the Conference?
Spouses/guests wishing to attend the education sessions and earn continuing education credits must register as a full paying attendee. Spouses/guests are welcome to attend any of the ticketed event functions and you can purchase their ticket along with your registration. An Adult Guest Registration includes the Sunday Opening Social, Trade Show and Fun Night, or you can purchase these individually.
Where are the exhibits?
The Trade Show will be located in the Sebastian Ballroom. Tickets are not required for admission to the Trade Show. All registered attendees and registered guests displaying a badge may enter the hall.
Exhibits are open on Tuesday, August 1 (4:00 to 7:00 P.M.) to Wednesday, August 2 (10:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.). Attendees will enjoy meeting with the long term care profession’s top vendors as well as networking activities including a Welcome Cocktail Party and a Silent Auction.
Please note that while children will be granted access to the Trade Show if accompanied by an adult, this is a professional environment and we encourage attendees to be mindful of their children and not let them become a distraction to other attendees or the vendors.
What if I’m interested in exhibiting?
Companies interested in being an exhibitor at the Trade Show can click here for more information.
Please note that representatives of companies that have not purchased a booth will not be allowed to show products or solicit business in the trade show area. Anyone violating this policy will be escorted from the Trade Show.
If you have further questions, please call the FHCA office for assistance at (850) 224-3907.